Song Lyric Sunday: Smile -‘Lyin’ Eyes’

“And your smile is a thin disguise” This week’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday is ‘Smile’. We’re definitely spoiled for choice with this one. In fact, a whole playlist of ‘smiley’ songs came to mind straight away: lots of uplifting songs from the fifties and even earlier, Cockney Rebel, even Barry Manilow (‘I Can’t Smile…

Song Lyric Sunday: Let Go – ‘Don’t Let Go’

This week, Helen’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday is ‘Let Go’. So, just to be awkward, here’s a song entitled ‘Don’t Let Go’. It’s the first song that came to my mind when I saw the prompt, which is entirely due to the fact that it was a long-time staple of the Jerry Garcia Band.…

Song Lyric Sunday: Namesake – ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’

Helen’s theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is going to pose a dilemma for quite a few people, I suspect. That’s because she’s called for a song written and/or performed by an artiste who shares your name. Like many other bloggers, my own name(s) is not something I either care or choose to disclose.…

Song Lyric Sunday: Devil/Demon – ‘Friend Of The Devil’

Thanks to Helen for the heads-up that this edition of Song Lyric Sunday would be the opposite of last week’s ‘Angel’. Not that I needed much notice, as this Grateful Dead classic was the very first thing that came to mind. Ironically, it’s a lot less devilish than my ‘Angel’ offering from last Sunday. In…

Song Lyric Sunday: Angel – ‘The Black Angel’s Death Song’

This week Helen’s taken ‘Angel’ as her theme for Song Lyric Sunday. Hmmm – schmaltz alert. There are certainly hundreds, and probably thousands, of songs about angels. Indeed, there are quite a few simply titled ‘Angel’. All the ones that I can think of are, to varying degrees, saccharine-coated. Except this, by the Velvet Underground.…

Song Lyric Sunday: Stay – ‘Let’s Stay Together’

This week for my response to Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge of ‘Stay’, I’ve strayed a little further from my usual modus operandi. My first, instinctive, thought was the raucous ‘Stay With Me’ by Rod Stewart and The Faces. However, they featured in this category not so long ago. The second tune that came to…

Song Lyric Sunday: Lights – ‘I Saw The Light’

“There was not another soul in sight Only you, only you” This week’s theme for Helen’s ‘Song Lyric Sunday’ is Lights. That gave me a little pause for thought, but I soon remembered this little beauty from 1972 (a great year for little beauties, by the way). Todd Rundgren goes pop – and none the…